MLB All-Star Game rosters feature dream team outfields

Monday, July 9, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — Mike Trout, Aaron Judge and Mookie Betts have been voted into the starting lineup for the All-Star Game, creating a dream outfield for the American League.

Trout is having his best season with the Angels. Judge has 25 homers and 58 RBIs for the New York Yankees, and Betts is batting .342 with 22 homers for the Boston Red Sox.

The rosters for the July 17 game in Washington were unveiled Sunday night. Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve led the fan balloting with 4.8 million votes. Orioles shortstop Manny Machado, White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu, Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez, Red Sox designated hitter J.D. Martinez and Rays catcher Wilson Ramos also were voted into the AL lineup. Washington’s Bryce Harper, Atlanta’s Nick Markakis and the Dodgers’ Matt Kemp will start in the NL outfield. The Chicago Cubs have two starters — catcher Willson Contreras and second baseman Javier Baez. Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman, Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado and Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford round out the NL starting lineup.